19-year-old accused of day-after x-mas burglary in New City



Clarkstown Police arrested 19-year-old Congers resident Jonathan Vilches for an alleged office break-in at 151 N. Main St., New City on Saturday, December 26 at 10:45 p.m.

The victim of the burglary, a 71-year-old New City man, was at his home when a remote surveillance system motion sensor activated, notifying him of the disturbance at his office. Using his remote camera system, he witnessed a man in his office going through his desk, police said.

During their search of the building officers apprehended the suspect without incident. Officers found a tire iron believed to be used to gain access to the office.

Vilches was arrested on charges of burglary in the third degree, a felony, and possession of burglar tools, a misdemeanor. Bail was set at $1,000 and he was transported to Rockland County Jail.

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